Cynthia Young

I am Cynthia and my Pilates journey began 18 years ago. I fell in love with how connected to my body Pilates made me and the strength and flexibility it gave me. It was during my pregnancies, the birth of my children and my body’s recovery that I came to really value my Pilates practice and its benefits. So much so, I opened my Pilates studio in Twickenham, Perform Pilates. I feel privileged to have taught many women from pregnancy through postnatal and then general classes and back again!

We are all so busy and many people have asked me over the years about resources to use at home to do more Pilates, or on holiday when they can’t get to their usual class which led to the creation of this website. I cannot emphasise enough the benefit of attending a studio or class and receiving personalised attention but it is my hope that you will use these videos as a supplement to the sessions you attend already to maintain a regular practice of Pilates at home or away.

My initial training was with Body Control Pilates and since then I have trained with many contemporary and classically trained teachers taking inspiration from all of them.
I believe Pilates makes you more confident in your body and its abilities and it is this I want to share with you. Enjoy!

Special Guest Teacher: Anula Maiberg

Anula Maiberg was born in Israel and moved to NYC in 2001 in order to pursue a career in photography. While working on her degree at the School of Visual Arts she fell in love with Pilates through the classes and private sessions she took around the city. After receiving her Masters in Fine Art from the Royal College in London and a few years at a “desk” job she realized happiness wasn’t in front of the computer screen. She decided to attended the Kane School for Core Integration (Kinected) to become a fully certified teacher graduated in 2009. After several years teaching she was accepted into the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Masers and graduated in 2014. Anula is passionate about upholding the traditions and principles of Pilates while being able to update and personalize them for the needs of her students. She also feels strongly about volunteering her time to the LGBTQ community and believes Pilates is a wonderful movement modality and a tool for healing in a supportive environment.